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No. 14 Baseball Welcomes UAB for Three-Game Set
April 04, 2012
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By Eric DeSalvo

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ORLANDO, Fla. ( - The No. 14 UCF baseball team returns home this weekend for a three-game set with Conference USA-foe UAB after completing a perfect 5-0 road trip. Fans clamoring to see one of the nation's best teams will get their chance Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 4 and Sunday at 11 a.m.

Saturday, the Knights will host an Easter egg hunt at 3 p.m. at the baseball complex. Children ages 3-12 are welcome to participate and will receive a free ticket to the game. On Friday, the first 300 fans in attendance will receive a free t-shirt from the marketing kiosk. Knightro will also be attendance for all of this weekend's festivities.

The Knights, fresh off a 4-1 road win at No. 9 Miami, return to league play where they sit atop of the conference standings at 5-1. They hold the all-time series edge against the Blazers at 10-9, including a series sweep in Birmingham last year.

UCF will toss the same rotation that put up three solid outings last week with Brian Adkins (2-0, 4.61 ERA) getting the nod Friday, Chris Matulis (4-0, 2.10 ERA) on Saturday and Ray Hanson (2-1, 1.67 ERA) on Sunday.

Winners in their last 11-of-12, the Knights began the week with a NCAA RPI rating at No. 25 and appear atop many statistical categories in C-USA, including RBI (185), runs scored (206) and ERA (2.90).

Probable Starters (UCF first)
Friday: LHP Brian Adkins (2-1, 4.61 ERA) vs. RHP Dillon Napolean (3-1, 3.40 ERA)
Saturday: LHP Chris Matulis (4-0, 2.10 ERA) vs. RHP Ben Bullard (2-3, 2.47 ERA)
Sunday: RHP Ray Hanson (2-1, 1.67 ERA) vs. RHP Michael Busby (2-1, 2.08 ERA)

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